Dina Wilde-Ramsing

dina-wilde-ramsingI believe that my work appeals more to the senses than to the intellect, and that the content may be less important to me than the pure visual emotion. I suppose this makes my work decorative in purpose. Nevertheless, when I look back over the work I have made, I can always detect a consistent, recognizable element. That element is the effort to invoke the aesthetic and emotional impact of artifacts from unfamiliar cultures. Archeological artifacts are ingenuous, unrefined, mysterious and their content is sometimes unknowable. The emotion they elicit connects us to a long and wide stretch of human artistic tradition. This desire for connection to the past is well satisfied by working with clay. Although my work is unmistakably contemporary in design, it carries the influences of geology, archeology, history.